Last week, we were playing with zombie mice. This week, Mila is confronted by a pair of Guardians, religious zealots on her planet, who've come to provide a "warning" to her.
She looked around for anything to aid in her defense. These two hadn’t just come to give her a warning. If they’d not meant to harm her, they could have just phoned in their warning.
“You need to end your research.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. My cures save lives.”
The woman laughed. “Don’t be coy. We know all about Project Genesis.”
She’d known these people were here for it, but the fact they mentioned it by name still shocked her.
Unfortunately, it seems that "secret" projects haven't stayed secret...and maybe, if you're all good, I'll continue this snippet where it left off next week. In the meantime, you could read the entire book, by picking up your own copy of The Cure. Be sure to go check out the rest of the Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday snippets. And again, I'd be remiss in not letting my legions of Aston fans know that although this is a standalone novel, it does come into play with a future Aston novel. So stay tuned!
Yup. It's never a good thing when the zealots come knocking (they're always at my door 'warning' me too). Seriously though, great scene, great moment - naming her project by name.ReplyDelete
(Cue Dramatic Music) DUN-DUN-DUUUUUNNNNN...ReplyDelete
Those crazy zealots...I'm guessing they didn't bring religious tracts to share, huh?
Exciting! But didn't she know that when zealots come knocking, you hunker down and hide under the window? Hehe. Good stuff as usual.ReplyDelete
She was out in the open...tried to hide earlier, but they didn't give up on their stalking. ;-)ReplyDelete
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Great dialogue choices. I like how blunt they are about the project, totally not what you expect from a zealot which just adds to their characterization. Great stuff!ReplyDelete
I can only give 10 sentences here, but the entire exchange is pretty blunt. :-)ReplyDelete
Makes you wonder what the project is about.ReplyDelete
That would have been covered in my previous snippet two weeks ago. ;-)ReplyDelete
Darn. Religious zealots are the worst. They do seem very well informed. I wonder how she'll deal with them.ReplyDelete
It's quite exciting how she does end up dealing with them. ;-)ReplyDelete
I guess there's been a leak somewhere. Or the zealots have *really* good spies...ReplyDelete
Well at least they didn't keep her guessing. O.oReplyDelete
Ann, that tends to be a little bit of a guessing game in the plot, actually. :-)ReplyDelete
Pippa, they're very to-the-point, that's for sure.
Man, that just sux when people don't keep secrets!ReplyDelete